Practicum PlacementAdministrator-in-Training (AIT)

Wichita State's Administrator-in-Training (AIT) Practicum Placement Program will help you take the next step in your health care career by preparing you to become a licensed nursing home administrator in the state of Kansas. The program is ideal for graduate students in aging studies and other health-related majors.

Learn how Administrator-in-Training (AIT) is the right fit for you.

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Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

The program is open to:

  • Students in their last semester of graduate studies
  • Students who currently hold a bachelor's or advanced degree
  • Students pursuing a master's degree

Potential AIT students must have had coursework in the following areas prior to placement:

  • Aging/gerontology/ long-term care
  • Management or leadership
  • Finance or accounting


The program is a three-credit-hour, 480-clock-hour practicum placement with a qualified nursing home administrator. Required courses are available through the Department of Public Health Sciences. The program can be completed in one or two semesters and started in fall, spring or summer.


Wichita State's Administrator-in-Training (AIT) Practicum Placement Program is a vital asset to your health-related degree and opens doors to high-paying, high-demand administrator careers in a variety of settings.